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Kindergarten Students' Tonal Pattern Creativity and Developmental Music Aptitude
by Willing, Tamara, M.M.E., University of South Carolina, 2011, 62; 1483687
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research is to investigate kindergarten students' tonal pattern creativity. The research question was: what is the relationship between tonal pattern creativity achievement and developmental music aptitude among kindergarten students? Twenty-one students of one intact kindergarten class participated in the study. Students were administered both sub-tests of the Primary Measures of Music Audiation. The investigator developed a tonal pattern creativity opportunity protocol that was included during regularly scheduled, twice-weekly music class instruction for one semester. At the conclusion of the semester, students were video-recorded during four tonal pattern creation opportunities that were rated by three raters used an investigator-developed, five-point rating scale. Calculated Pearson product moment correlation coefficients between the Primary Measures of Music Audiation-Tonal Subtest and Combined Tonal Pattern Creativity Achievement (CTPCA), the Primary Measures of Music Audiation- Rhythm Subtest and CTPCA, and the Primary Measures of Music Audiation- Combined Score and CTPCA were positive but low in all cases, ranging from .24 to.32. None of the relationships examined in this study was significant.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Valerio, Wendy H.
Commitee: Barnes, Gail, Lane, Jeremy
School: University of South Carolina
Department: Music Education
School Location: United States -- South Carolina
Source: MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Music education, Elementary education
Keywords: Creativity, Gordon, Improvisation, Kindergarten, Music aptitude, Music learning theory
Publication Number: 1483687
ISBN: 978-1-124-38484-9
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